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Joy Bennett Chris Koldewey
TUNES BY THE TRACKS is gathering steam, Trackers...she's on schedule for arrival at Clifton Springs library, on Wednesday, 15th.
Your hifalutin' hosts, Jim Clare, Cathy McGrath, and Allen Hopkins, are very pleased to welcome, two very talented artists as our Feature:
~ CHRIS KOLDEWEY & JOY BENNETT ~
Joy Bennett has been involved in folk music most of her life. As a member of the quartet Water Sign for 13 years, she explored the close-knit harmonies of traditional and contemporary folk music. Joy is a founding member of the all woman chantey group The Johnson Girls, whose sound and energy in sea and work songs has brought entire audiences to their feet. Joy has performed solo, with Chris, Water Sign, the Johnson Girls, and with guest artists in the US and Europe
Chris Koldewey, a public school music teacher, has been singing folk music and sea music in particular since his early teens. He comes from a family rich in maritime traditions, and his lullabies as a child, were traditional songs of the sea.
Chris has played many concerts and festivals in states along the US eastern seaboard and internationally, and has led workshops dealing with a variety of traditional music forms. He accompanies himself on guitar, banjo, fiddle, concertina, and other things common to an average garage sale. His singing has been said to be “not too hurtful to the ear,” and has been known to attract neighborhood strays.
Chris and Joy deliver powerhouse chanteys, haunting ballads, and tender laments, rich with harmonies.
Their repertoire will often travels comfortably away from the sea to the mountains, with an Appalachian standard, an old-time song, or a ballad from some distant land.
Audience participation is encouraged, so that's right in our wheelhouse, Trackers.
...the MYSTERY PICKERS will descend upon the unwary, during the second half of the evening. These rascals just keep on getting better and better.
If yer feeling bold...buttonhole Cathy, Allen, or Jim (me)...and jist like that...ye'll be a MYSTERY PICKER...
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TUNES BY THE TRACKS is right on schedule, Trackers. She'll be rolling into Clifton Springs on May 18th.
Your excessively genial hosts, Jim Clare, Cathy McGrath, and Allen Hopkins are abuzz with excitement, and very pleased to introduce a new Feature:
~ CARLA ULBRICH ~
Carla, http://www.carlau.com/ is currently a Jersey girl, who wears that mantle lightly.
Just beneath the thin veneer, is the Clemson, South Carolina native, who is as nice and sweet, as she is funny and musical...and that's saying something!
Carla has performed at the Kerrville, Falcon Ridge, South Florida and Philadelphia Folk Festivals and at such notable venues as Atlanta’s Eddie’s Attic, Nashville’s Bluebird Café and New York City’s The Bitter End, among others. Ulbrich -- who cites Sesame Street, camp songs and cat food commercials as her biggest musical influences – is primarily known for writing humorous songs about such topics as Waffle House, Klingons and how rich she would be if she had a copyright on the 'F' word. On Totally Average Woman, she also tiptoes into the topical/ social commentary realm with songs that touch on non-smokers’ rights, classroom animal dissection, and low-slung pants.
...and you guessed it, Trackers... THE MYSTERY PICKERS will protrude into the second half of the evening.
Even as we speak, our scouts are out right now, looking for candidates.
Just let Cathy, Allen, or Jim (moi) know yer intent to pick...and Bob's yer uncle.
|Posted on April 26, 2016 at 10:15 AM||comments (0)|
Cathy McGrath Allen Hopkins Jim Clare
TUNES BY THE TRACKS Too, is racing inbound Trackers.
She's scheduled to arrive at Victor Farmington library, http://www.victorfarmingtonlibrary.org/ on Wednesday, May 4th, for our annual road trip.
Your convivial co-hosts, Jim Clare, Cathy McGrath, and Allen Hopkins will do double duty as Feature, singing and playing our li'l hearts out for yez.
We'll get plenty of help from Cathy's Cuisle Mo Chroi bandmate, Pat Carey, along with Bob White, and his band of reknown.
...of course...THE MYSTERY PICKERS tunes will pick up the slack, during the second half of the evening.
If you've been teetering on the brink...now is the perfect time, to jump into the mix as a MYSTERY PICKER...just let Cathy, Allen, or Jim (me) know, and shazaam...yer on the squad!
|Posted on April 11, 2016 at 8:50 AM||comments (0)|
Jeffrey Pepper Rodgers Wendy Sassafras Ramsey
TUNES BY THE TRACKS is toodling down the track. She'll be pulling into the station on Wednesday, April 20th.
Your harmonious hosts, Jim Clare, Cathy McGrath, and Allen Hopkins are delighted to welcome an effervescent duo, for their inaugural visit as our Feature:
~ JEFFREY PEPPER RODGERS & WENDY RAMSAY ~
Jeffrey Pepper Rodgers, http://jeffreypepperrodgers.com/ grand prize winner of the John Lennon Songwriting Contest, teams up with multi-instrumentalist/songwriter Wendy Ramsay in this dynamic folk-rock duo. Rodgers, also the founding editor of Acoustic Guitar magazine, delivers masterful band-in-a-box guitar work while Ramsay, harmonizer extraordinaire, adds flute, clarinet, guitar, accordion, and her quirky originals to the mix.
Jeffrey and Wendy collaborated on Rodgers’ latest album, Almost There, which won the 2015 Sammy Award for Best Americana. They were selected to perform, with the full JPR Band, in the 2015 Emerging Artist Showcase at the Falcon Ridge Folk Festival. The duo also played an official showcase at the 2015 NERFA conference and was featured on the public radio program Folk Alley (see the videos below). Rodgers and Ramsay have performed in venues ranging from house concerts and coffeehouses to bars and churches.
...not to be overlooked...THE MYSTERY PICKERS ...who are comporting themselves admirably this season, will boom out, during the second half of the evening.
Now, is the time to leap into the breach, and strut yer stuff...just ask Cathy, Allen, or Jim (me), and you will be on the roster.
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We're invited to a St. Patrick’s Day Party featuring Cuisle Mo Chroí – Irish Trio (translates Breath of My Heart)
Cathy McGrath, Patricia Carey, Mary Lester evoke the heart of Irish music on guitar, Irish harp, whistle, flute, & bódhran drum.
March 16, 2016, at 2:00 PM (Refreshments immediately following)
Ashton Place, Ashton Place, 190 Ashton Ct, Clifton Springs, NY
Phone: 800-819-5791, http://www.ashtonplaceny.com
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